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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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October, FRIDAY 25, 1872

Two of the Officers of our S. School were married yesterday Mr Robert Thompson and Miss Mary Snell. Spent forenoon in cleaning out and fixing up the churches in their usual style. Intended having a Social this evening and a lecture by Rev J.G. Scott but it rained steadily all evening, a few of us met at Ebenezer for an hour and had tea, then quietly dispersed.


Have threshed thus far about 25 bush of peas of this year's growing. Was farming wheat for market. Had a short visit from Mrs Robt. Gardener. Spent two hours in Brampton this afternoon. J.C. Snell took tea here this evening. It has rained increasingly for 24 hours and more or less for 48 hours and no prospect of clear up

October, SUNDAY 27, 1872

A drizzling rain still prevails but has cleared off this evening. Walked alone up to S. School this morning, Supt. abs. only 16 present. A. Woodhall addressed the School on the lesson Daniel II 21 to 35. "The Interpreter", Rev J.G. Scott took tea here this evening on his way from Zion, where there were only 3 people. Heard him preach tonight in Brampton text Ephesians V. 14.


A bright beautiful day, but very muddy. Was pea threshing and choring generally. Started to fatten our hogs on Saturday 7 sows and 2 barrows, 7 months old Spent evening at a public Meeting of the Good Templars, speeches by Revs J. Shaw and J.G. Scott and readings and recitations by other members and some good music a large attendance.

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